Saturday, October 10, 2015

A beautiful message shared today

1. John 14: 20 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” 

This is Jesus talking here. 

Read this verse over again!

Jesus tells us that he is giving us peace, but it is not the kind of peace that the world gives. 
If we are "lucky", the world gives us the peace of wealth, health, and happiness, but Jesus is not promising that sort of peace at all. He tells us not to let our hearts be troubled and not to be afraid. Think about that for a moment- we are not to be troubled or afraid, and yet, he is NOT promising the things that you might think of when you think of peace (health, wealth, happiness). 

He is promising us a greater and everlasting peace; the peace of knowing God and having a relationship with him, through Christ. Pause to think about that for a moment: we are offered an everlasting, FOREVER peace with God, the creator of the universe.
The kind of peace we think of in this life, even when we do achieve it (health, wealth, happiness), is ALWAYS temporary. It will never give you real peace, because there is always a threat that it will disappear, even when you do have it (money can be taken away, health can disappear, and we can feel unhappy). Whether taken by death or circumstance, the world’s peace will be gone eventually. 

The peace you find in Christ will last forever. Praying for the holy spirit to show you God’s truth and to receive His peace, will help you to feel this true peace. This is the only kind of peace that will settle your heart and mind. 


Andreas Gripp said...

love this, Wilma. Thank you for posting!!!

Wilma Seville said...

Most welcome Andreas. Hope you and Carey are fine.